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YouTrack Adds Importing from Trac and CSV Files

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After releasing YouTrack 2.0 in May, JetBrains has added more stability and bugfixes today in their release of YouTrack 2.1.  A handful of other features are new in 2.1, such as Trac and CSV file issue importing.  YouTrack 2.1 is mainly focused on importing options from other issue trackers and integration with test management tools.

Here are some of the new features in YouTrack 2.1:

  • Able to import issues from Trac
  • May now import issues from CSV files
  • Integration between TestLink and YouTrack is available
  • You may add the option not to send a notification for a REST API method, this changes issues

Bugfixes include

  • Screenshot maker fixes to the brush, window, and animation
  • Increased the speed of scrolling in JetShot
  • Wiki lists' formatting is no longer broken
  • Filtering by user group now works for more than one user in the group
  • The NPE in BerkeleyDB has been fixed
  • Adding an attachment using the REST API will now correctly update the updated and updaterName fields

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There were many important feature changes in the 2.0 release as well.  In case you missed them they included:

Custom Attributes
Users can now describe their issues in more detail by either defining custom attributes such as due date, complexity, hardware specifications, OS, etc.  The visibility can also be regulated to show certain attributes only to relevant team members.  All the functionality provided for predefined attributes is available for custom ones also (including import from JIRA, export to Excel, administration via REST API, etc.)

This API allows you to preform various batch operations programmatically.  These operations allow you to manipulate projects, users, groups, roles, or issue link types, and custom attributes.  You may also import issues from a different bug tracking system for a smoother transition to YouTrack.  The custom attributes also help you label your issues the same way they would have been labelled in your old tracking system.

Improved Search Query Syntax

Other 2.0 Features:

  • Attachement previews and improved issue visibility
  • Submit issues from any web page without even opening YouTrack, via the
  • Create Issue bookmarklet
  • Find and filter issues faster, thanks to enhanced query-based search
  • syntax, auto-completion, and highlighting
  • Utilize extended JetBrains TeamCity integration
  • Import existing projects from Jira 4.1
  • Handle issues more intuitively, in a redesigned user interface

YouTrack can be downloaded here.

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